The benefits of drinking lots of water
- Jul 09, 2019
- Walter Wilson
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Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day.
Drinking water is key to optimal health and is essential. Your body is about 60 to 70 percent water, and water helps provide a balance of body fluids, keeps your skin looking healthy, assists your kidney health and helps maintain normal bowel function.
Here are six reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough water or other fluids every day:
Water keeps you young – Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moisturized and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Drinking water is good for your joints – Your joints need moisture in order to remain strong and flexible so that your movements are smooth and pain free.
Water makes you smarter – Water increases your cognitive function. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen in order to function at optimal levels.
Water protects your heart – It may sound crazy, but drinking a large amount of water could possibly help prevent heart attacks.
You can lose weight from drinking water – Water suppresses your appetite, so you don’t eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also prevents fluid retention.
Drinking water keeps you alert – Dehydration is a huge cause of fatigue. By drinking water you will be more alert and active during the day.
For all the people who dislike the taste of water, here are some tips to make it easier to enjoy:
- Add crushed ice and a squeeze of lemon
- Add cucumber, strawberries or other fresh fruit or vegetables
- Find a bottle or special cup you enjoy using, especially one that keeps water ice-cold
- Use a water-tracking app to gamify water consumption
- Set goals, like 40 ounces of water before lunch and then 40 ounces before dinner
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